Good news: both ~PINKIE’S BAKERY~ and ~BENTO 415~ found a new space in SoMa, currently Ideal Café and Delicatessen. It has two kitchen spaces side-by-side, so one side will be the bakery and the other will be a restaurant. But some new changes are in store: Cheryl Burr of Pinkie’s and Chris Beerman of Bento 415 will be merging companies to form one cohesive brand.
On the bakery side, they will be executing wholesale breads and cakes, with a retail counter where people can walk in and get pastries, breads, cookies, cakes, and savories like the delicious bacon cheddar brioches and breakfast biscuit sandwiches. The bakery side will hopefully be open in mid-May, still serving Blue Bottle Coffee.
The restaurant side of the space needs a little bit of a face-lift, so they are aiming for a June 1st opening. The restaurant will offer lunch and dinner with weekend brunch. Detailed concept is to be announced, but count on casual American fare. The new address is 1198 Folsom St. at 8th St.